Winston-Salem is the third city of the Piedmont Triad with an estimated population of 251,907 it is the second largest city in the Piedmont Triad. It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in North Carolina. Winston-Salem is home to the tallest office building in the region formerly the Wachovia Building and now known as Wells Fargo Center. Winston-Salem is known as the “Twin City” for its dual heritage. “Camel City” is a reference to the city’s historic involvement to the locally based R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s Camel cigarettes. Another nickname, “The Dash,” comes from the hyphen, the nickname is also used by the local Minor League team, the Winston-Salem Dash. Winston-Salem has seen a surge in growth, adding to the downtown area are hotels, restaurants, and apartments currently under construction. Winston-Salem tied with Charlotte for the highest growth in small business. Winston-Salem the third most affordable large city to start a small business. Winston-Salem is also known as “City of Arts and Innovation” with its rich history in Colonial roots to the current atmosphere in modern art it has earned that nickname. Winston-Salem supports its youth community and you can see it when you visit the downtown area and in Old Salem with their school tours and summer camps. Youth Recreation can be found all over Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem is an Award Winning City and among its awards are; Third best digital city, NC Tree City USA Award, National League of Cities Diversity Award, and these are the least of the awards presented to the Winston-Salem Community. Higher Education soars in Winston-Salem, from Wake Forest University to Winston-Salem State and University of North Carolina’s School of Arts you will find a school that suits your needs. Winston-Salem has a little bit of everything for everyone.